Category Archives: diversity and cohousing

signs of a healthy community

On page 171 in Finding Community: how to Join an ecovillage or intentional community by Diana Leafe Christian,, she includes a list of signs a group is connected.   It was written by Larry Kapiowitz.  The  Lost Valley Educational center … Continue reading

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You say you aren’t racist – now prove it

I hate to admit my failures but I promised to be honest in this blog.  And failures lead to future success if you find the lessons in them. When I was new to college I really wanted to be a … Continue reading

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Not Ok for children

I was just looking through my emails and found one from when COVID began. My son loved game night at the cohousing. Well, both sons liked it and suddenly it turned to online games. My 15 year old who is … Continue reading

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Diversity and Cohousing

I heard the news today – Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes in protest.  There is growing frustration with the Hollywood Foreign Press for lack of racial diversity.  They do not have any African or African-American members at all, … Continue reading

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There goes the neighborhood

I just heard this expression. I hadn’t heard of the concept in years – decades. Probably because it is downright racist.  I wonder how it works with cohousing. There is such a push for a fit – someone to fit … Continue reading

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community, coronavirus, and facing racism

Wonderful article on building community and being honest about racism https://www.comnetwork.org/events/mia-birdsong-at-comnetworkv/#transcript

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Nobody is perfect in Cohousing

I was thinking about my post on bias and different abilities and I want to make it clear. I’m not perfect either. I too am confronted with my own biases. As a teacher, I have always dug into my biases … Continue reading

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Abilities and (dis)abilities in cohousing

One reason I loved the idea of cohousing was the fact that they would get to know my son.  He is on the autism spectrum. I’ve heard the horror stories of young people (usually men) being arrested or killed because … Continue reading

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Lethal (bathroom) Weapon

I was in a work meeting today about reaching out to Native American families in my community.  I thought how one idea was great and I wanted to share it with my best friend who works for a tribal college.  … Continue reading

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Fat Shame

Ok, I’m going to get personal. Like I said in the previous blog – you bring your personal baggage. I knew that. I just had no idea how easily it can be triggered even after you thought you were over … Continue reading

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